The Research Lodge
Who We Are:
Southern California Research Lodge is the user friendly education and information Lodge (3,000 members, in every U.S. state plus 30 foreign countries) that offers services to Lodges, Masonic Education Committeemen, District and Lodge Education Officers and Master Masons. Individual Master Masons as well as Lodges and other Masonic bodies are eligible for membership. Dues are $20 U.S., $22 foreign, with no affiliation fee.
The principal benefit of membership is the monthly mailings. Ten or twelve pages of feature articles, editorials, reviews of Masonic activities around the world, book reviews and news of importance to our members, and excellent material for Stated Meeting talks.
A prime benefit is our book department, which is available to anyone. We not only buy from domestic publishers but are a prime distributor of books from Lewis Masonic, the premier publisher in England. Nearly all books, including new Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia, are discounted, (usually 20%). The latest list can be had upon request.
Our prime project is in the field of candidate education or awareness. When a member of the Research Lodge notes an Entered Apprentice degree to be conferred in his Lodge, he notifies us, giving the name, address and date of degree. We then mail the member a free copy of Allen Roberts' The Craft and Its Symbols for presentation to the candidate when he receives his First Degree. Reading the book will no doubt smooth his way through the balance of his degrees. Due to the nature of the program, candidates in One Day Classes are not eligible. The candidate's address is their passkey to the second half of our program, in which we put the newly initiated Brother on our mailing list for three months, giving him a brief education and information on our Craft. One Day Class members are eligible for the mailings. Due to time and postage, foreign members are not eligible for the program.
These pages are dedicated to the Freemasons who originally formed the Southern California Research Lodge (SCRL) F&AM
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